Gonzalez signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Cardinals on Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
In his first full season in Arizona last year, Gonzalez finished fourth in the NFL with 127 points, powered by 31 field goals (fourth) and 34 extra points (tied for 15th). His accuracy was on point as well, as evidenced by him making 89 percent of his field-goal attempts and missing just one PAT. The performance was enough for the Cardinals to place a second-round tender on the kicker, who should be among the league leaders yet again in 2020 supplementing an ascendent offense led by Kyler Murray.
The Cardinals applied a second-round tender to Gonzalez on Monday, Bob McManaman of The Arizona Republic reports.
The 24-year-old converted 31 of 35 field-goal attempts and 34 of 35 extra-point attempts in 2019, finishing the season fourth in the NFL in points. Gonzalez is a restricted free agent and can still receive an offer sheet from interested teams, but it's unlikely any are willing to fork up a second-round pick.
Gonzalez connected on 31 of 35 field-goal attempts and 34 of 35 point-after tries during the 2019 campaign.
Gonzalez lacked consistency during stints with the Browns and Cardinals in his first two pro campaigns, striking true on 70.6 percent of his 34 field-goal attempts in 23 games. On the other hand, he had similar success to 2019 on extra points (33 of 37), so there were signs that competency was lurking. A restricted free agent in March, Gonzalez may move further up the kicker ranks next season if he stays in the desert, as the team embarks on the second year of the Kyler Murray-Kliff Kingsbury experiment.
Gonzalez made two of three field-goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 27-13 win over Seattle.
Gonzalez missed his first field goal since Week 5 when his 45-yard attempt was blocked during the third quarter, though he still converted from 22 and 46 yards Sunday. The 24-year-old is enjoying a fantastic first full season in Arizona, as he's 30-for-34 on field goals and 31-for-32 on extra points through 15 games.
Gonzalez made a 21-yard field goal and five extra points in Sunday's 38-24 win over the Browns.
Gonzalez hasn't missed a field goal since Week 5, including four kicks from beyond 40 yards over those nine games. The 24-year-old kicker has been superb this year, making 28 of 31 field goals (90 percent) and 28 of 29 extra points (97 percent).
Gonzalez connected on a 30-yard field goal and two extra points in Sunday's 23-17 loss to the Steelers.
After not attempting a field goal in Week 13, Gonzalez got back on track with a perfect Week 14 performance. The third-year pro continues to be lights out, converting 27 of 30 field goals (90 percent), including six of eight tries from beyond 40 yards. Arizona hosts the Browns in Week 15.
Gonzalez didn't try a field goal but connected on his only extra-point try in Sunday's 34-7 loss to the Rams.
The Cardinals struggled to the tune of just 198 yards of total offense and trailed by 20 points at halftime, so it was a negative game script for Gonzalez, who didn't try an extra point until the fourth quarter. Despite the disappointing performance, fantasy owners should still feel comfortable deploying Gonzalez against the Steelers in Week 14 since he's second in the league with 26 converted field goals this year.
Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and two of three extra-point tries during Sunday's 36-26 loss to the 49ers.
Gonzalez converted field goals from 26 and 43 yards out during the Week 11 loss, but his missed extra point put a damper on an otherwise solid performance. Arizona's next matchup will come Dec. 1 against the Rams, during which Gonzalez will look to avoid any hiccups.
Gonzalez converted both field-goal tries and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's 30-27 loss to the Buccaneers.
Gonzalez has now made 24 of 27 field-goal attempts and all 18 extra-point tries this season. His toughest attempt of the day came in the form of a 54-yard conversion. The 2017 seventh-round pick will look to keep his momentum up against a stingy 49ers' defense Week 11.
Gonzalez hit his only field-goal attempt and both extra-point tries during Thursday's 28-25 defeat to the 49ers.
Gonzalez attempted between two and five field goals in each of the first eight games of the season, so Thursday's one try marked a season low. Moreover, he missed out on a PAT when the Cardinals went for two to cut the lead to three following Andy Isabella's 88-yard TD catch with less than five minutes remaining. Gonzalez will look to bounce back in a Week 10 matchup in Tampa Bay.
Gonzalez converted all three field-goal attempts in Sunday's 31-9 loss to the Saints.
Gonzalez hit a pair of field goals from 31 yards, but his game was highlighted by a season-long 50-yard conversion. He has been superb this year by drilling all 13 extra-point tries, and his 21 completed field goals ties Jaguars' kicker Josh Lambo for most in the leauge. No kicker has more field-goal attempts than Gonzalez's 24, though, and he'll look to keep up the good work Thursday against the 49ers.
Gonzalez made both field-goal tries and all three extra-point attempts during Sunday's win over the Giants.
Gonzalez continues to compile solid numbers. He's made 18 of 21 field-goal tries through seven games and has been perfect on point-after attempts. He'll look to keep his momentum up against a stingy New Orleans defense Week 8.
Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and all four extra-point tries during Sunday's 34-33 win over the Falcons.
Gonzalez has been a strong fantasy asset all season, having converted 16 of 19 field-goal attempts across six contests. He's also made all 10 extra-point tries. The third-year kicker is set for a favorable matchup against the Giants in Week 7.
Gonzalez made four of five field-goal attempts and both extra-point tries during Sunday's win over the Bengals.
Gonzalez missed one field goal during Sunday's win, but he more than made up for any mistakes by securing the Cardinals' first win of the season. Due to the struggles of Arizona's offense in the red zone, Gonzalez is benefiting from substantial weekly opportunity.
Gonzalez made one of three field-goal attempts and his sole point-after try during Sunday's 27-10 loss to the Seahawks.
Coming into Week 4, Gonzalez led all kickers with 30 points on the strength of no missed kicks. After the Cardinals marched into Seahawks territory on their first possession, he was given a chance from 43 yards, which went wide right. After making a 33-yarder early in the second quarter, Gonzalez went awry again from 48 yards a short time later. While the performance deviated from his perfect start to the season, he should have plenty of opportunity to produce on a weekly basis due to Arizona's propensity to bog down in opposition territory.
Gonzalez made both field-goal attempts and both point-after tries during Sunday's 38-20 loss to the Panthers.
With four successful kicks, Gonzalez remains perfect on the campaign and first among kickers in scoring with 30 points. He also hit a season-long 47-yarder, his second make of at least 40 yards in 2019. As long as the Cardinals continue to stall in the red zone, Gonzalez will have a chance to stay near the top of the leaderboard in scoring.
Gonzalez converted all three field-goal attempts but didn't try an extra point in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.
Two of Gonzalez's field goals came from 21 yards and another came from 22. Although the Cardinals did score a touchdown, game flow called for a two-point conversion so Gonzalez was left on the sideline. Gonzalez has now made all seven field goals this year and his only extra point.
Gonzalez converted all four field-goal attempts and one extra-point attempt in Sunday's 27-27 tie against the Lions.
Gonzalez provided the Cardinals their only points until the fourth quarter, as he finished the day with field goals from 20, 28, 34 and 42 yards. Arizona had only 58 yards of offense during the first half, but the offense came alive during the fourth quarter to overcome a 24-6 deficit. The 24-year-old missed out on one PAT as the Cardinals had a successful two-point conversion in the final minute of regulation to force overtime. Baltimore's stifling defense awaits next week, making Gonzalez a riskier fantasy option in Week 2.
Gonzalez is the lone placekicker on the Cardinals' 90-man roster.
Gonzalez was awful in his season and a half with the Browns, converting just 17 of 25 field-goal attempts (68 percent) and 28 of 31 PATs (90.3 percent). He looked better with the Cardinals over the final month of last season, with both of his misses on field goals coming from beyond 50 yards. There are better options available at the end of fantasy drafts, but Gonzalez could work his way into the streaming conversation if coach Kliff Kingsbury and quarterback Kyler Murray quickly turn the Arizona offense around.
Gonzalez connected on nine of 14 field-goal attempts and eight of 11 point-after tries in seven games between the Browns and Cardinals in 2018.
His final numbers weren't great, but Gonzalez bounced back well from rough Weeks 1 and 2 with the Browns, when he missed three of five field goals and two of five PATs. During his five-game run in place of the Cardinals' Phil Dawson (hip) to wrap up the season, Gonzalez misfired on just three kicks (two 50-plus-yard field goals and one extra point) en route to 5.2 points per game. Gonzalez is the only placekicker in Arizona under contract beyond this season, meaning competition likely will arrive via free agency, the draft and/or the return of a healthy Dawson.
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